Utah Republican AG candidate to be determined

John O'Brien Apr. 23, 2012, 7:26am


SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) - The race for Utah's Republican attorney general candidate will continue into June.

Neither Sean Reyes nor John Swallow gained 60 percent of the votes at Saturday's GOP convention. Swallow, currently the chief deputy attorney general, grabbed 54.5 percent of the vote to Reyes' 45.5 percent.

Reyes is the general counsel at eTAGZ, a media and technology company. Prior to that, he worked at Parsons Behle and Latimer.

Both are attempting to replace Mark Shurtleff, Utah's current Republican attorney general. The winner of the June 26 primary will face Democrat Dee Smith in November. Smith is a prosecutor in Weber County.

Swallow tweeted, "Wow! What a great day! 55% Thank you to all my supporters. You are great! Onward!" after the convention.

Shurtleff, a Republican, was elected in November 2000, and was re-elected in November 2004 and November 2008.

From Legal Newsline: Reach John O'Brien by e-mail at jobrienwv@gmail.com.

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